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Question about this holster

Discussion in 'Handguns: Holsters and Accessories' started by tacweapon, May 22, 2008.

  1. tacweapon

    tacweapon Well-Known Member

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  2. VHinch

    VHinch Well-Known Member

    What is your intended use? IMO, a thigh holster is good for one thing - getting your weapon down below your body armor/tac vest. So unless you're actively serving on a SWAT/SRT team, it just screams mall ninja.
  3. The Lone Haranguer

    The Lone Haranguer Well-Known Member

    Agreed. Also remember that the "operator" is using a long gun (rifle/carbine, shotgun or submachine gun) as his primary weapon, with the handgun held only in reserve. That is not the case with us armed citizens.
  4. tacweapon

    tacweapon Well-Known Member

    It is going to be used for training and general range use for now. I am getting ready to go into law enforcement in the next year or two when I am old enough. I am just trying to get some equipment to use in an upcoming training class.
  5. VHinch

    VHinch Well-Known Member

    You would be much better served by a belt holster. The practicality of a thigh holster is really limited to the use described in my earlier post. In your situation that thing is really just a tacticool piece of crap.

    What kind of training class? The nature of the class will also help in recommending a more useful holster.
  6. tacweapon

    tacweapon Well-Known Member

    I already have a good belt holster a BlackHawk Holster. The upcoming Training I am taking is more of a informal training course with the local police department.
  7. rcmodel

    rcmodel Member in memoriam

    I sure hope there is no running involved!

    A thigh holster will beat the snot out of you if you get real active.
    Or even have to walk a ways.

  8. ClarkEMyers

    ClarkEMyers Well-Known Member

    There are more uses for a thigh harness including getting the handgun below a climbing harness for scrambling or for use with a tree stand - granted uses are very much limited.

    For my money even given armor I'd prefer on the vest or chest carrier where possible.

    The only Uncle Mike's I use regularly is a car seat organizer/ carry bag but I find their products acceptable for limited specific purposes.
  9. Cougfan2

    Cougfan2 Well-Known Member

  10. give

    give Well-Known Member

    i agree,defentlly mall ninja materal,probley should have waited and asked the instructor of your class,i had a uncle mikes annkel holster for a .380,was a piece of junk
  11. tacweapon

    tacweapon Well-Known Member

    I have the Blackhawk Serpa for my belt holster.
  12. tacweapon

    tacweapon Well-Known Member

    I am most likely going to use the serpa the most but I am going to take this along.
    A lot of the Spec Ops Officers at the local PD uses the Thigh holsters
    And the Road Officers use a belt holster
    So there will be officers there using both types of holsters
  13. VHinch

    VHinch Well-Known Member

    I must say that I'm intrigued by a PD that let's you participate in a training course despite not being old enough to work there. Is this a Citizen's Police Academy type of thing?

    There is some legitimate reasoning here. As an active member of a SWAT/SRT team, a thigh holster is going to get used in conjunction with body armor, and there is some merit to using one method of carry at all times for purposes of consistency of training.
  14. tacweapon

    tacweapon Well-Known Member

    I work as a dispatcher for them currently so they know me and my interests and they invited me come out the next time they qualify to give me some pointers so like I said it is a real informal thing.
  15. Treo

    Treo member

    I would use a thigh holster if I was backpacking.

    I have found Uncle Mike's holsters to be of sub stanard quality. I like their rifle slings but I'd never bet my life on one of their holsters.

    Why don't you ask the cops what they're using
  16. Sunray

    Sunray Well-Known Member

    "...it is a cheap holster..." Cheap doesn't necessarily mean low quality. That holster is an armoured crew/SWAT/shooting game(IPSC/IDPA) holster. Not much practical use for a line cop. Mind you, Uncle Mike's makes good quality kit. Used one of their ballistic nylon shoulder holsters while in the Queen's Service. Still have it.
    "...ankle holster..." They're useless at the best of times. Your ankle is a bad place for any handgun. Too difficult to get at in a hurry.
    "...they invited me come out the next time they qualify..." By all means go, but cops, generally, aren't the best people to learn from. Good guys, mostly, but they tend to be terribly unsafe on a range. They tend to see their issue piece as a heavy bit of kit they have to lug around. Even the 'SWAT' guys. Pay very close attention to where muzzles are pointed.

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